Stanley Kurtz's examination of the archives of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge provides us evidence of the sort of educational policies Barack Obama funded when handing out scores of millions of dollars he was entrusted with. In a must-read article at National Review Online, Kurtz provides the detailed history of the movement Obama backed with tax-free charitable funds. It is absolutely fair to quiz Obama on his views toward education today based on his track record. A few brief samples:
Obama gave legitimacy - and a whole lot of money - to education programs built around the same extremist anti-American ideology preached by Reverend Wright. [....]
John McCain, take note. Obama's tie to Wright is no longer a purely personal question (if it ever was one) about one man's choice of his pastor. The fact that Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Wright's anti-Americanism means that this is now a matter of public policy, and therefore an entirely legitimate issue in this campaign.
The adolescent rites of passage movement that flowered in the 1990s grew out of the "cultural nationalist" or "Pan-African" thinking popular in radical black circles of the 1960s and 1970s. The attempt to create a virtually separate and intensely anti-American black social world began to take hold in the mid-1980s in small private schools, which carefully guarded the contents of their controversial curricula.
The background of this movement supported by Obama is breathtaking. The Big Media will never report to the American public what Obama was up to in running the CAC, information that is essential for the public to understand what he practices, as opposed to the airy platitudes he preaches. This is an astonishing dereliction of duty, yet all too common these days.
Hat tip: Ed Lasky